Located on northern Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, Cedar Key is a quaint, old-fashioned fishing village, artist community, and eco-tourist destination, with rentals scattered along the coast and throughout the back bayous.
Surrounded by the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve, and the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park, this barrier island is a haven for anglers and kayakers, and especially bird-watchers in search of bald eagles, the Roseate Spoonbill, and the elusive American white pelican. Inspired by their environments, an eclectic arts community flourishes in Cedar Key, with sculptors, painters, and photographers residing and displaying their works amongst the town’s historic streets, shops, and galleries. Cedar Key also hosts an array of annual events that appeal to locals and visitors alike, including the springtime Old Florida Celebration of the Arts and the October Seafood Festival.
Cedar Key offers natural, outdoor, and cultural attractions, as well as a variety of facilities and rental accommodation options, and is less than an hour’s drive southwest of Gainesville.+ More